Culture Diary w/c 29-07-13

Monday – Ranajit Sengupta and Sanjukta Sinha 7.30pm @ the Capstone Theatre £10/£8

It’s not often we see a sarod maestro in full swing here in rainy Britain, so take the opportunity to experience the energy and skill of Indian legend Ranajit Sengupta, as part of Indian arts celebration, Milapfest. Also performing is Sanjukta Sinha (above), a pioneer in her modernisation of the traditional Indian classical dance form Kathak. Read our Milapfest preview.

Tuesday – Post-Print Publishing? 6.30pm @ Camp and Furnace FREE

With Liverpool Biennial launching their own online journal about the thought, debate and production of the organisation’s future, Post-Print Publishing? brings together designers, publishers and artists to discuss how publishing has changed in a post-print world. Keynote speakers include James Bridle, the London based writer and technologist, who will present his research findings on the political implications of network print and how it impacts on framing your writing.

Parrjazz at Studio 2: Suzahn Fiering 8.30pm @ Parr Street Studios £3

Intriguingly described by the Maryville Times as “the musical equivalent of Viagra”, Suzahn Fiering abandons the heat of Tennessee for the comfort of Liverpool’s Studio2. Blending her clever jazz compositions with emotionally charged and painfully honest vocals, Fiering’s presence means an evening of intimacy and excitement is in store for the rest of us.

Wednesday – The Comedy of Errors @ Croxteth Hall and Country Park 6.30pm/8.30pm £12/£7

You could be forgiven for dismissing Off The Ground’s latest production as just another drop in the vast sea of Shakespeare adaptations; to do so would mean missing out on this rather unique take on the Bard’s earliest farce. Enthused and invigorated with the new, young talent of the Wirral-based production company’s youth theatre, The Comedy of Errors promises to bring the classic play kicking and screaming into the (hopefully) sunny Croxteth country park.

Thursday – Cameron R. Scott: Carvings and Collages @ The Portico library and gallery (Manchester) FREE

Originally sceptical due to the claims that Aberdeen-born Cameron R. Scott’s carvings and sculptures were inspired by a concept so broad and indefinable as “life and human experience”, we were quickly won over by the bizarre and enigmatic nature of the artist’s intricately detailed and wholly unique pieces. Something different; in a good way.

Friday – Culture Now: Stuart Semple 1pm @ the ICA (London) £5/FREE to ICA members

Culture Now at the Institute of Contemporary Arts provides the opportunity for culture junkies to get to talk to some of the key figures on the contemporary art scene; this week features world renowned artist and curator, Stuart Semple. With exhibitions and artwork gracing galleries from New York to Hong Kong, the 32 year old made a name for himself with his blend of figurative paintings, pop art and installation, such as Happy Clouds, which saw large smiley clouds flood the London skyline. A great opportunity for an insight into how Semple works and sees the world.

Anthropropph/Pigshackle/Anta 8pm @ Blade Factory (Camp and Furnace) £4

Paul Allen, guitarist of legendary English psych rock band – and one of Julian Cope’s faves – The Heads, returns for his first show in the city since 1996. This time, it is with Anthropropph, who we’re told are “steeped in a rich history of English psych, noise rock and drones”, while Allen describes it as “Psych space rock with analogue electronics”. 

PICK OF THE WEEK: Saturday – FestEvol 4pm @ the Kazimier £10/£15

Over the next two weekends, 38 acts are set to descend upon the Kazimier for the second annual Festevol. From DJs to rock, hip hop to pop, FestEvol champions the breadth and depth of the Liverpool scene, showcasing both established and emerging talent, including GIT award winners Baltic Fleet and ones to watch such as All We Are and Bird.

Surface Presents: Gaze in Liverpool 6pm @ the Fallout Factory

Liverpool Pride is coming, and with it, Gaze in Liverpool; an exhibition exploring modern LGBT sexuality and identity. Showing at the Fallout Factory, it has been created by North West-based arts collective Surface, who describe it as “vibrant and fresh”, and features Russell Gregory, Marcus Wemyss, Kate Lynch, Denise O’Sullivan and Nicholas Franklin.

Sunday – Impropriety Big Day of Fun 12pm @ the Kazimier Garden £2 donation

Including storytelling, puppet cabaret, comedy and a Capella singers, Impropriety’s Big Day of Fun at the Kazimier Garden looks a perfect way to pass a lazy Sunday. And with entertainment working out at 22p per hour, seriously good value for money, too.

Posted on 29/07/2013 by thedoublenegative